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Sure wish Tropical Storm Barry would suck all this fresh water out of here and send it to Mexico!!!!!!!

July 11 at 8:17pm

Say, where's the best place to have a depthfinder installed on my bow??? St. Tammany Marine did a great job installing my dash mounted Garmin, but they are no longer in business. I just want a simple depthfinder for the bow and any suggestions would be appreciated.

June 23 at 8:53pm

Please provide input or experience. Noticed an interesting phenomena last night. Fished my buddy's dock over in the Rigolets. He recently replaced all his dock lights with very bright LEDs. Caught a few fish, but noticed few strikes or surface action under our lights. Also, no bugs swarming around the big, bright LED lights. Across the canal, bugs were swarming his neighbors rather yellow lights. Also noticed more fish activity and the occasional strike of a game fish under the neighbors lights. Water depth in both places is quite similar, around 4' and deepening as you go out from the dock. Then it got really interesting! All night long the mullet were jumping everywhere, except under our big LED lights. They stayed out some 50 yards from our dock. When I turned the lights off, the mullet moved within 5 yards of the dock and were making a heck of a lot of racket RIGHT NEXT TO THE DOCK! Were the new, bright LEDs scaring away the fish??? Thanks for your input.

April 11 at 10:03am

Anyone fishing the Rigolets or Lake Catherine? Made a few short trips over there in the last couple of weeks but saw no other boats. Water was very fresh to the taste and fish activity was rather minimal. Caught one nice 26' red on a rattle trap and several smaller reds. Managed one barely legal spec.

March 05 at 8:28am

Had a fun but exhausting trip with my buddy, the Dentist, today. No tide and lots of wind from the East by 8am made fishing conditions tough today, but we caught PLENTY of fish. Unfortunately, only two made it in the ice chest, a 20' red and a nice flounder.

Caught the heck out of big GafTops on pearl minnow Gulp. Kept losing tails of the minnow to needlefish, though I managed to hook three. Also caught ladyfish, several limits of small reds (too small to keep), only a few 10' trout, croaker, pinfish and one 3 lb flounder. Interestingly, not a hard head cat was caught. Just fun fishing with a good friend - that's what it's all about!!!

Look forward to taking the Miss Kitti back out when conditions improve.

September 11, 2018 at 5:54pm

Tough day at Delacroix yesterday. Launched out of Sweetwater and headed toward Black Bay. High tide around noon, but water was still quite stained. Within an hour, water was moving out, full of moss and pretty dirty. Caught one bull red but couldn't keep the Gulp from the Gaftops. Water salinity tasted like 10 ppm, about like the potable water in Leeville. Only caught two trout which wouldn't reach 10 in. Caught a record Gaftop (smallest I've ever caught) on a 1/8 in jig & Matrix Shad (see pic). Bait was everywhere so I figured it was just a bad moon. That's why they call it fishing!!!

July 26, 2018 at 7:51am

Anyone know where you can buy a GOOD catfish flipper. I used to have some that were galvanized with a rubber grip. All I can find are the cheap H&H aluminum ones. Hasn't someone made them out of stainless??? Thanks!

July 04, 2015 at 8:16am

Gabriel, Michael & Hope Redmann from Destin, Florida, enjoyed a fantastic fishing trip out of Sweetwater Marina on June 16th & 17th, accompanied by their Dad, Major Kerry Redmann, III (USAF ret) and Grandpa Kerry Redmann, Jr. Uncle Kris Redmann guided them to small trout & drum Tuesday morning, with strong SE winds muddying the water requiring several relocations. The afternoon seemed more of the same, with the kids catching an interesting variety including croaker, stingray & a 4' garfish. However, Capt. Jack Payne III at Sweetwater Marina suggested a spot to take the children for fun with reds & drum Wednesday morning. This resulted in a large ice chest of reds & drum after two hours of constant action. Once the chest was filled, the children began catch & release during another hour of action. A great time was had by all!

June 19, 2015 at 7:29pm

Wanted to get some opinions on what folks think is the best light saltwater spinning reel - mainly for specs & reds. I know the Shimano Stradic is a fine reel, as I've fished with one for years. Kind of a flimsy drag, though-burned one up on the third bull red caught that day. Don't want to spend the bucks for a Stella-that price is ridiculous.

Have been pleased with the Fin-Nor megalite, but it's hard to get parts for them. Fin-Nor's Ahab 8 would be great, but I think it's too heavy. Haven't used a Van Staal. Daiwa's always made a great spinning reel, but I've lost track of the models. Would rather BUY AMERICAN! What do ya'll think???

August 09, 2012 at 10:16pm

I don't know about fishing pelicans. Cher, how do dat taste???? Like chicken???

September 04 at 2:14pm

Sounds like a good trip! Lady P should be cleaning up. Have to head up to MS to prep food plots with Lime and 13-13-13 prior to seeding next month. Probably take me four days of work. Hope to be back to fishing soon. Have a safe trip up to Arkansas. Take plenty of pics!!!

September 03 at 8:33pm
A comment titled: Re: 1st time marsh fishing question in response to a report titled: 1st time marsh fishing question

Travel to Delacroix and put in at Sweetwater Marina. If Capt Jack is there, he'll give you some guidance. Due west of where you put in is a great place to fish inside. Get a map of the Delacroix area and fish the canals coming out of the small lakes and duck ponds on a falling tide. Tide data is essential. Have fun and welcome to the Louisiana marshes!

August 01 at 4:55pm
A comment titled: Re: Don’t need no stinking shrimp in response to a report titled: Don’t need no stinking shrimp

Sounds like a great morning!

July 30 at 2:30pm
A comment titled: Re: Bayou Lacombe Results 7 24 19 in response to a report titled: Bayou Lacombe Results 7 24 19

We can fish big bass in the fall with topwater casting baits, senkos with a spinning rod or fly fish them. Looking forward to it. Also, if your buddy is willing to make a Delacroix trip for big trout, my 22' Kenner Vision can be made available! I love fishing for big trout - i just never keep anything over three pounds, trout or bass. I consider them brood fish.

July 29 at 11:30am
A comment titled: Re: Bayou Lacombe Results 7 24 19 in response to a report titled: Bayou Lacombe Results 7 24 19

Just got in from 5pm Mass at St. Anselm. Wife and I found Marina Cantina open and enjoyed some good pulled pork nachos. Need to make a trip with me to the ranch in the fall when the big girls are hitting ribbits and topwaters!!

July 28 at 8:45pm
A comment titled: Re: Bayou Lacombe Results 7 24 19 in response to a report titled: Bayou Lacombe Results 7 24 19

At least you had some action. Hit my ranch up in Gloster, MS last three days and caught 35 bass to 2-1/2#. Fishing on my 10 acre lake was quite slow due to high that set in. Nice at 65F each morning. North wind blew lightly the whole time until last night. Wind out of south this morning. My wife caught biggest bass from lake over the 11 years I've owned the place - 8.25#!

July 27 at 6:01pm
A comment titled: Re: Need Help Please in response to a report titled: Need Help Please

So sorry to hear about Bear. My chocolate lab, Coco, went through the same thing back in 2000. Had to put her down and couldn't stop crying. Held her while the vet put her to sleep. Hurt so bad I swore I'd never have another dog. Got Elvis in 2006, a fine black lab with all the papers. Had to put Elvis down last August. He had developed a large tumor on his rib cage and was suffering, whining in the middle of the night. Held him while the vet put him to sleep. He actually licked me while the shot was taking effect. Can't go through this anymore. I certainly feel your pain. Be merciful to poor Bear and relieve him of his misery. He'll be happy.

July 22 at 2:43pm
A comment titled: Re: Who Dat Goona Eat Dem Fish-Not Me!! in response to a report titled: Who Dat Goona Eat Dem Fish-Not Me!!

A Cajun, Best not call folks names when you know nothing about them. I’m strongly conservative, a scientist and an engineer. Do you like the government shixxing in your backyard? These are serious problems that Louisiana always pays for solely, much like the US is the only country in the world that signs treaties, covers its share of the costs and abides by them. Our politicians have continued to sell us down the river for their own benefit. Thank God for our president. He’s one of the few standing up for America. Open your eyes, Man!!!

July 20 at 6:32am
A comment titled: Re: Who Dat Goona Eat Dem Fish-Not Me!! in response to a report titled: Who Dat Goona Eat Dem Fish-Not Me!!

Also wonder if any of this is linked to the flesh-eating bacteria epidemic going on!!!!!!

July 19 at 7:05pm
A comment titled: Re: Who Dat Goona Eat Dem Fish-Not Me!! in response to a report titled: Who Dat Goona Eat Dem Fish-Not Me!!

Spoken like a good Catholic. We don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent and worms are meat!

July 18 at 8:44pm
A comment titled: Re: Bimini Top feedback in response to a report titled: Bimini Top feedback

Well worth the investment and much better than a t-top in my opinion. T-tops prevent 360 degree casting and STAY in the way. Bimini's are great and can easily be dropped if not needed. Mine usually doesn't go up until about 10am and doesn't interfere with casting as it's rather low. I have it on a 21'6' Kenner Vision and I love it.

July 14 at 4:24pm
A comment titled: Re: Primitive Weapon in response to a report titled: Primitive Weapon

35 Whelen is just a necked-up 30-06 with the resulting recoil. I don't know why they call it primitive, as there's nothing primitive about it. The 45-70 was developed around 1873 as a black powder cartridge. It has plenty of knockdown powder but fits the description of primitive. The State should just let you use anything you want if they are going to allow modern cartridges in so-called primitive rifles.

July 12 at 6:51pm
A comment titled: Re: sac and bass massacare with the kids in response to a report titled: sac and bass massacare with the kids

Fantastic!!!! Great to see kids enjoying our favorite sport!!! Congrats!

July 11 at 10:14pm

Might want to check out eBay. Recently bought a South Bend (vintage) 1122 brand new in box for $12 with free shipping. This was a classic bass/bluegill reel. I'm sure you could find a slightly larger reel, suitable for reds!!!! We need to hook up after 4th. Went to Whitney on Florida Blvd yesterday and met one of the execs there. Ryan Monica, Jesuit class of '05, whose uncle is old Coach Frank Monica and whose aunt, Anna Monica, worked for me at Chevron. Small world!!!

June 27 at 9:37am
A comment titled: Re: Don’t need no stinking shrimp in response to a report titled: Don’t need no stinking shrimp

Now you have my mouth watering!

June 26 at 8:43am

Fly fishing category would be great!

June 26 at 8:11am
A comment titled: Re: Don’t need no stinking shrimp in response to a report titled: Don’t need no stinking shrimp

Neat! Looks like fun!

June 25 at 6:33pm

I know Todd well, just didn't know he installed depthfinders. Glad to find this out! Wanted to see if my bow mount could benefit from a thru hull transducer rather than a trolling motor mounted one. Thanks for the info. I'll call Todd today.

June 25 at 8:42am
A comment titled: Re: LUNCH BREAK TROUT in response to a report titled: LUNCH BREAK TROUT

Beauty!

June 23 at 8:59pm
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

Like new Bushnell Pro 1M Rangefinder, 7 x 26mm good to 1000 yards. Designed for golf, this rangefinder is equally at home on the woods or the shooting range. Complete with hip pack. I paid over $500 for this, then my kids gave me a Leica for my birthday. $300 or trade for ??? FiveZero 4-4Five84285

August 06 at 5:28am
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

Like new Bushnell Pro 1M Rangefinder, 7 x 26mm good to 1000 yards. Designed for golf, this rangefinder is equally at home on the woods or the shooting range. Complete with hip pack. I paid over $500 for this, then my kids gave me a Leica for my birthday. $300 or trade for ??? FiveZero 4-4Five84285

August 06 at 5:26am
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

Excellent vintage Ambassadeur 5000 (works great - with brown leather original Ambassadeur case). $40 or trade for ???. FiveZero4458428Five

March 20 at 8:12pm
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

I have 9 Weatherby Tiger boxes with the once-fired cases that came in them. 5 are 270 Wby Mag and the boxes are in excellent shape. 4 are 300 Wby Mag and the boxes are somewhat worn from use. Price dependent on what you want. FiveZero4458428Five

February 09 at 12:34pm
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

Set of Ruger ring/mounts for mounting scope on Ruger rifle. Ruger #3KTG. This is a set of low mounts in the stainless/gray finish. $55 5Zero44584Two85

December 26, 2017 at 10:55am